Border Ranges National Park, Australia John Strohl PBIO 2470, Paperlet #2 The Border Ranges National Park

of Australia, is part of the Gondwana Rainforest Preserve of Australia, which consists of more than 50 smaller parks and preserves, predominantly clustered in the Queensland-New South Wales border area. Gondwana Rainforest Preserve is the most extensive
Figure 1 Earth During The Late Jurassic Period (1)

sub-tropical rainforest in the world today, at 3665 square kilometers, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Gondwana Rainforests are so-named because the fossil record indicates that when Gondwana existed it was covered by rainforests containing the same kinds of species that are living there today (3) The Border Ranges National Park is located about 150 km south south west of Brisbane, in an area straddling the border between Queensland and New South Wales, and relatively near the coast. It was established in 1979 and covers a total of 78,400 acres. (4) The Border Ranges region, which includes the McPherson Range, Tweed Range, Lamington Plateau and Levers Plateau, were formed from the erosion of the Tweed Volcano over many years. A number of volcanic plugs remain in the Border Ranges National Park. (5) Border Ranges is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, containing a mixture of northern and southern flora species (the McPhersonMacLeay overlap) with a number of endemic, rare and endangered species. Fauna is similarly diverse and species
Figure 2 Border Ranges National Park near Brisbane (2)

reprint of article by David Charley in Over The which is found within the park. red-necked wallabies and koalas. Milsons Point. pp. Discover Australia's National Parks.britannica. Heritage and the Arts as well as having United Nations attention as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 6) Big Volcano Visitor Guide. As a national park it is in the province of the Australian Department of the 3) http://en. New South Wales: Random House 5) Hema Maps (1997).org/wiki/Gondwana_Rainforests_of_Australia 4) http://en. Pademelons and potoroo are also found in the park as well as a diverse array of birdlife including the rare Albert's Lyrebird. 106—107. April 2000.6.wikipedia. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. This park is also within the natural range of the duck billed platypus. Water. Lower areas of the park contain eucalypt forests that provide habitat Figure 1 Brindle Creek in Border Ranges (4) for grey kangaroos. the Newsletter of the Northern Rivers Region. Newsletter No. (6) Figure 2 looking over the Tweed valley (4) Bibliography 1) 2) https://maps. ISBN 1-875992-47-2. have been rediscovered in the park in recent years. the Hastings River Mouse.

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